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"Kevin" has made a correct guess. No. ;-)


While trying the instrument, you are consuming the acoustic space of the shop, others cannot try. Only one instrument can be played and heard well at time. As a result, reaction may depend if there are more people waiting. If there is a queue, you are not polite with other buyers, and the seller may try to correct the situation one or another way. If you ...


To add to the already adequate answers - ignoring hardware discussion, etc... to many it's about the sound of a guitar that will attract them to a vintage axe. A 60's/70's strat may get you that Hendrixian or otherwise classic rock tone. I know the 50's series strats were also sought after because of their unique tonality range, etc... your best bet is ...


I once owned a Squier Vintage Modified instrument. Inexpensive, it looked like a brand new instrument but patterned after the look of the corresponding Fender model from many years ago. However it had the audio jack located on the side instead of in the front through the pickguard and had modern pickups and electronics. Unfortunately the audio jack was ...


Over the years, Fender has refined the design of its guitars in ways which it feels make a better product for modern tastes. Modern bridges have more sustain, better resonance, more reliable and fluid tremolo mechanisms. Their current standard fretboard has a higher circumference - that is, it's flatter. Because of modern materials they can make the neck ...


I understand "vintage" to mean of or like a more perfect production of the past, as opposed to merely antique but not necessarily better.


You hit the nail on the head. Vintage in this context means they are building the guitars a similar way they did "back in the day" but with some modifications. These modifications can be better woods, pickups, parts, etc. I always thought vintage meant 15+ years old. Some say 25+, but it doesn't really matter. Vintage doesn't dictate value (as you can ...


A vintage guitar is an old guitar that is of exceptional quality. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vintage_guitar


Step 1: Find out which models are in your (price) scope Every few years Yamaha brings out a new range of Clavinova CLP models. In this range there are always several models for different price & quality expectations. Models with a similar original price roughly match the same quality expectations because after 2005 the improvements in overall qualit ...


I know it as the Thongophone because it's often played by hitting the pipes with a rubber thong (or flip-flop as it's known elsewhere :P) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thongophone


When writing for any instrument there are a few things to keep in mind : The range of the instrument How the instrument sounds in different parts of it's range The Dynamic Curve of the interments (how loud can it play in different parts of it's range) Articulation and techniques that the instrument can and can't do What is playable for a typical player and ...


before this gets closed for being off-topic, you just look for the highest or 2nd highest middle number of any given range... 585 over 575 etc. The first digit is the 'year' but there's no guarantee that they are always sequential, periodically the numbering style changes & I haven't followed the numbering scheme in many years. Each year will have a ...

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